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Poster: Dan L. Date: Jul 14, 2008 6:50pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Just Uploaded a 'PD' clip with Frank Sinatra & June Hutton - who's your lawyer?

Prior to 1989, that is apparently true. Since 1989, itis not even necessary to indicate copyright anywhere. If so that would seem to be correct: quoting from wikipedia:

Under the Berne Convention, copyright is automatic: no registration is needed, and it is not even necessary to display a copyright notice with the work for it to be copyright protected. Prior to the U.S. adopting the Berne Convention (by amending its copyright law through the Berne Convention Implementation Act, effective March 1, 1989), this was not the case in the U.S. A work was only copyrighted if published with a copyright notice, which could be as simple as a line saying "© year copyright holder". For U.S. works there are therefore some special cases that place even works published after 1923 in the public domain. However, the necessary conditions are hard to verify.

Published in the U.S., without a copyright notice:
From 1923 to 1977: in the public domain
From 1978 to March 1, 1989: only in the public domain if not registered since.

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Poster: Retro_Saiyan Date: Jul 14, 2008 7:10pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Just Uploaded a 'PD' clip with Frank Sinatra & June Hutton - who's your lawyer?

Ok. It's actually quite common for companies to claim copyright on things they don't own the rights to. For example, I have several accounts on YouTube where I upload copyrighted music (Which obviously doesn't belong on IA), and an American company claimed copyright on one of my videos, Despite the fact that it's actually owned by a german company called ODS Media and and licenced to Pickwick Group who is british!

This post was modified by Retro_Saiyan on 2008-07-15 02:10:35

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffDiana Hamilton Date: Jul 20, 2008 12:22pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Just Uploaded a 'PD' clip with Frank Sinatra & June Hutton - who's your lawyer?

I have several accounts on YouTube where I upload copyrighted music (Which obviously doesn't belong on IA)

Um Robin, AFAIK that stuff wouldn't belong on Youtube either. You'll probably want to check the Youtube TOS next time you're here.

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Poster: Retro_Saiyan Date: Jul 20, 2008 1:42pm
Forum: movies Subject: Re: Just Uploaded a 'PD' clip with Frank Sinatra & June Hutton - who's your lawyer?

Since when does ANYONE pay attention to YouTube's rules??
:-)

This post was modified by Retro_Saiyan on 2008-07-20 20:42:54

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